Maybe, just maybe, President Obama didn’t let candidate Hillary Clinton hitch a ride on Air Force One back in July purely out of close, personal friendship. It’s pretty certain he’s counting on at least one ride in return after the peaceful transition of power (and aircraft) in January.
As he’s mentioned many times, Obama is going to miss the use of Air Force One and Marine One. That’s understandable, and certainly not limited to him alone. But could he please stop dropping hints? At a campaign stop the day before Election Day, he again shared just how much he’ll miss that plane.
— Juliet Eilperin (@eilperin) November 7, 2016
Did he mention before how much he’ll miss Air Force One? A time or two. There was that time last November:
And he laments his presidency is nearing an end, his WH lease running out and losing use of Air Force One. "Wish I had miles," he said.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 4, 2015
And just this past September:
"I will miss Air Force One. I will miss Marine One," Pres Obama to @DorisKGoodwin on the perks he'll miss upon leaving office. .
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 22, 2016
"This is one of the perks of the job I’ll miss most," @POTUS said of the musical performances at the WH. Also Air Force One and Marine One.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 22, 2016
— Paul Merrill (@PaulMerrillWMTW) November 7, 2016
At that rate, America should be expecting one more hint just as the holiday shopping season gets into gear. Maybe he could just grab some furniture off the plane as souvenirs to tide him over until he gets a replacement?
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End of NBA finals keeps President Obama on Air Force One until the last shot https://t.co/Si65VYYQRE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 20, 2016